Designed for most medium household drains, this BrassCraft 1/2 in. x 50 ft. drain auger features a high-quality spring wire for excellent flexibility in tight bends. The design provides maximum thrusting action, even through strainer crossbars.
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83%of customersrecommend this product57 of 69reviews
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83%of customersrecommend this product57 of 69reviews
Had a very, very slow kitchen sink drain. Tried a 25' 1/4" hand cranked snake, fail. Tried a 25' 3/8" motorized snake that cost $150, epic fail (that thing was particularly bad). Almost called a plumber but decided to try one more time, with this auger. It worked like a CHAMP. It was easier to feed in than any of those snakes. The 1/2" diameter wire makes it very unlikely to kink in the drain, something those thinner snakes will do very easily. I got all 50' in and pulled it back out with no problem, and it dragged out the big piece of plastic that was clogging my drain.
Definitely, try this before you get a plumber or any of those other kinds of snakes. Don't forget to also buy a bucket to keep it in. Needless to say, it comes out of the drain in a pretty nasty state of filth.
Pros: Reliable, actually gets the job done
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Review 2 for 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger
Age Range:18 to 24
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Amazing! Cleared our pipes in less than 15 minutes!
This auger is amazing. I'm a busy college student, so when my mom's sink stopped working there wasn't much I could do. She had a few people try to get it unclogged, and they'd taken fluids, plungers, and snakes to the battle to no avail.
I came down tonight and decided to try my hand at aug'ing (new word). I bought the longest auger I could find at Home Depot for $30 and took it home. Within 15 minutes I had the drain unclogged. Dishwasher, washing machine, and sink are all working like a charm!
This thing was completely effective.The only downside--I'd say--is how hard it is to actually twist the twisty-mabob. I actually just jammed this through 50' of pipe after giving up on twisting and it worked even better than I could've hoped.
I used this to try and clean out my 3" line. When you put in a long length of it, It is not thick/strong enough to twist without binding up. I would twist as hard as I could but it would just be countered by the spring action and would spring/quickly twist back to the neutral spot. Actually could be a little dangerous when it springs back releasing the built up tension. The handle is difficult to use as a means of spinning it. Overall, it works OK for shorter distances but 50 foot is too much.
If you are wondering if this 1/2 in x 50 ft auger will unclog a main cleanout (from the house to the street), it just worked for me! After having rented the professional electric drain augers 3 times in the last two years (at around $50-60 a shot) I was looking for a more permanent solution for light duty clogs. This was a full clog of the main line running from my house to the street (townhouse). Product worked as advertised. Stop pushing when you hit the clog...then start rotating clockwise. I'd assume this wouldn't work if you had roots in your pipes... if that is the case, I suggest the electric power auger (or professional help).
Pros: Reliable, Easy to Install, Good Instructions
Double kitchen sink completely clogged. First tried Drano. No luck. Next i used a 25 ft auger from the roof vent. No luck. So i went to home depot and bought this 50 foot auger. Back on the roof i went. After inserting about 45 foot of the auger into the pipe, I hit paydirt. Actually i hit a big chunk of broccoli casserole. After pushing the auger down and up a few times(I didnt even use the handle) it broke through and cleared the clog. I then went inside and thanked my wife for putting leftover broccoli casserole down the garbage disposal :) great products. I rolled it up in a 5 gallon bucket, sprayed it down with WD-40 and stored it away in my shop. No more plumbers for me!
My main line to the street needs to be cleared out once to twice a year because of blockage. In the past have been renting a power snake at $50.00-$60.00 a pop, but decided to try this 50 x 1/2 auger at half the price. Main line is a straight shot of about 50 feet to the street with no tree root issues and ran the auger out and back in 10 minutes to resolve the blockage. For me this auger was easier to used than the power snakes I have rented out. Flushed out the sewer line via load of laundry from the washing machine, rinsed & dried the auger, and wiped cable down with some transmission fluid to prevent rust. Good to go for next time with out spending the $50.00-$60.00 to resolve blockage.
i have been trying for almost 2 days to get the drain unplugged. i tried draino products. the vinegar and powders neither one was working. so i got this item since it was a straight 30 feet run to clean it out. i did not need the handle part. so i just pushed it into the pipe and pushed what ever it was to the main house pipe 35 feet away now it is running just fine.. after that i poured a bunch of boiling water into the drain to i hope move the gunk out to the main pipe so far so good. i did as it said i cleaned it and oiled it and put it into a bucket. nice product
I am a 53 yr old w/disabled son of 23 yrs old still living at home. 1 1/2 yrs after the divorce, I purchased my home. 4 mos after living in this house, the drain in basement was backing-up or overflowing every time I took a shower, or my son took a shower in the basement. I cannot afford a plumber and do not know anything about plumbing. My son suggested I get an auger. I bought this auger at Home Depot and my disabled son, using the new auger, resolved the plumbing issue, by himself. So, I didn't have to pay for a plumber and my son has new confidence. Thank you very much - I recommend Home Depot to everybody.
I would not recommend this product. Though the price is low and has a length of 50', my wife and I together could not reasonably rotate the snake. The hand crank was useless. We ended up wrapping duct tape around the end so we could get a grip and twist. I took us hours for what could have been a 10 minute job with an auger that would actually turn.
Pros: cheap, long
Cons: Too Slow, too hard to turn, end coils up while turning
I had hoped this would help me avoid the need to call a plumber when our sewer line backed up. It didn't, but was reasonably easy to use, and may have been successful for a smaller clog. In the end, clearing our sewer line took 3 hours of cutting from an experienced plumber in addition to thoroughly jetting the line. If we catch it earlier next time, this auger may help.
cleared a blockage below grade from a two story roof vent pipe. The major complaint i have is the adjustable handle bends are not deep enough. hard to get and keep a good twist going. on the other hand shorter, skinnier snakes did not work. It was the last resort before much more expensive powered snakes or needing a full plumber. I estimate it will not work on tree roots.
Your basic snake which is easy to use provided you know your drain line has a smooth path to the sewer line. Saved a $150 bill from the plumber. Don't forget to wash down and dry. I wiped it down with oil prior to storing to prevent rusting!
I purchased this in hopes of clearing my main line to the street. I was able to clean out one large clump of tree roots, but never made it to the street before I ran out of auger. Make sure you measure from your clean out to the street and add about 10 feet for safety before you purchase. (Measure twice and cut once)
If you hook it up to a drill, be cautious as if it gets bound up and kinks, its very hard to get the kink fully out and your going to have issues moving forward. I had one that was pretty bad and slid a chunk of garden hose over the kink to firm it up...worked well.
I had to eventually get some help because my line was to long...really hoped to save some money...
I paid for an expensive auger, it lasted a few years until the cable kinked. Then I would rent an expensive machine for sixty dollars a pop. One day I was in a hurry, and I decided to try this cable, I thought it could at least loosen up what was in the pipe. The cable worked as good as the machine, and I owned it for less than half the price of renting the machine. This is an awesome cable, don't let the look fool you. I cleared the pipes in the houses, and I haven't had any problems for a few months. It is easier to use than the machine also, just push it in and turn it with the handle when you reach resistance.
I had a blockage in my main drainage pipe as it exits my home. The pipe was cast iron and the blockage was about 30ft down. I was able to snake the line in about 25ft before I had to connect it to a drill. I had my wife use the standard Ryobi Cordless drill (lime green) in low speed while I fed the entire 50ft into the pipe. Once the drill was close to the clean out I switched it to hi-speed, pulled the snake in and out about 2 feet for a minute. After a minute I spun the drill on hi-speed while I backed the 50ft out of the pipe. I was able to see exactly where the clog was once the snake was out. The pushing and pulling while it was in there stretched the coils slightly to allow for hair and feminine products to get twisted in the wire. Once I pulled the snake out all the clogs came out with it, (yes it is terribly messy and gross) but I got the blockage out cheaper then hiring a plumber.